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"Desrochers and Shimizu take the idea of local food back of the barn and beat the holy livin' tar out of it. The idea of food miles will never again rear its ugly head in polite company, nor should we have to hear about how far farmers are from their consumers... That's how important this book is." -Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau (from the book's Foreword)


They might as well have called the book, Shut Up and Eat What We Give You, You Naive, Romantic Hippies! -Beatnik Mary (05/03/2012)


They argue urbanization has brought prosperity; globalization wields peace and security; "food miles" is a joke; packaged food is safer than handling it at home; and the notion of peak oil (someday running out of fuel with which to haul all that food across the world) is an "untenable proposition," since we'll just go back to coal. A provocative take, to be sure, and one that will invite the ire of the 99%. -Publishers Weekly (04/30/2012)

Newspapers, magazines and news websites

Laframboise, Donna. 2019. "Before You Vote Green, Please Learn Its History." Climate Change Dispatch (May 1).

Carden, Art. 2017. "Most benefits of eating local are wildly exaggerated, and this is why." Learn Liberty (September 7).

Gerlsbeck, Rob. 2012. "The Great Defender. Pierre Desrochers thinks local food is no substitute for industrialized food. Not that anyone's listening." Canadian Grocer 126 (7) (September), p. 7.

"Tendenze: Č L'oradei Locavori." L'espresso (September 14, 2012).

Brannan, Andrew. 2012. "Book Review: The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu." The Objective Standard (Vol. 7, No. 3).

Dworsky, D. Wayne. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma." City Book Review (September 11).

"Locavore's Dilemma: Which Came First Global Trade or Local Food?" The Gallon Environment Letter, Canadian Institute for Business and the Environment (Vol. 17, No. 3, August 31, 2012).

Dylan, Frank. 2012. "Booked: The Locavores Dilemma." The Irish Times (August 27).

"Eating locally OK, but think globally." Tyler Morning Telegraph (August 27, 2012).

Hansen, Regner. 2012. "Fřdevarer, der stĺr distancen." Weekendavisen (August 10).

Bigman, Fran. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma." The Times Literary Supplement (August 3).

Higgins, Adrian. 2012. "Michelle Obama champions vegetable gardens and healthy food in 'American Grown'." The Washington Post (August 2).

Thomas, Pat. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma - In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet" Geographical (August).

Cayo, Don. 2012. "Over-reliance on local food a prescription for disaster." Vancouver Sun (July 23).

LeVaux, Ari. 2012. "The Globavore War. Making the Case for Local Food." Alibi.com, vol. 21, no. 29 (July 19-25).

Watson, William. 2012. "The globavore's revenge." National Post (July 17).

Lyons, Rob. 2012. "When it comes to food, think global, act global." Spiked Review of Books (July 13).

Fox, Bette-Lee. 2012. "Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction First Look at New Books." Library Journal Reviews (July 13).

Lebo, Bram. 2012. "Eat local?" The Highlander (July 12).

Pelletier, Robert. "Food for thought - How 'Green' is Locavorism?" Lake Champlain Weekly - p. 9 (July 11-17).

Lewis, Jonathan Eric. 2012. "The Economics of Eating Locally." Financial Review of Books (July 10).

Laskow, Sarah. 2012. "Giving Local Food the Raspberry." The American Prospect (July 10).

McMahon, Tamsin. 2012. "Is local food bad for the economy?" Macleans (July 9).

Wente, Margaret. 2012. "Take the romance out of farming and ditch locavorism." The Globe and Mail (July 7).

"The Locavore's Dilemma." Internet Bookwatch (July).

Budiansky, Stephen. 2012. "You Say Tomato, They Say Brandywine - Too many of today's food writers write with an extra dash or two of sanctimony." The Wall Street Journal (June 22).

Havens, Matthew. 2012. "Locavore detractors sow seeds of discontent." Winnipeg Free Press (June 16).

Kinchen, David M. 2012. "'The Locavore's Dilemma': Flaws Revealed in Attempts to Grow, Eat Locally." Huntington News (June 9).

Academic and experts

Scharber, Helen and Anita Dancs. Forthcoming. "Do Locavores have a Dilemma? Economic Discourse and the Local Food Critique." Agriculture & Human Values.

Runge, Carlisle Piehl and Carlisle Ford Runge. 2013. "Book review of The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Diet." The American Interest (March/April): 84-87.

Shaw, Jane S. 2013. "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet." The Independent Review (Spring).

Green, Kenneth. 2013. "The utopian’s dilemma: In praise of the 10,000-mile diet." C2C Journal (January 21).

Gordon, Peter. 2012. "Food for thought." Peter Gordon's Blog (September 17).

Meiners, Roger. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma - In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet." PERC Reports (Volume 30, No. 3, Fall).

McWilliams, James. 2012. "In Search of an Environmentally Balanced Diet - A Review of The Locavore's Dilemma." Conservation Magazine (Fall).

Gibney, Mike. 2012. "The Locavore's dilemma ~ review of an excellent book." gibneyonfood (August 7).

Keogh, Mick. 2012. "Locavores and food miles come in for more criticism." Australian Farm Institute (July 19).

Ballentine, Leslie. 2012. "Taking an unpopular position." Let's Talk Farm Animals (July 16).

Epstein, Alex. 2012. "The Globavore's Achievement - A Review of The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet." MasterResource (July 16).

Bowman, Ray. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma - review." The Farmer Feeds Us All (July 7).

Newman, Lenore. 2012. "Deconstructing The Locavore's Dilemma: A response to Pierre Desrochers." Sand and Feathers (July 8).
Guest Blog Post. Sand and Feathers (Lenore Newman). July 8, 2012 (Reply to Deconstructing The Locavore's Dilemma: A response).

MacMillan, Tom. 2012. "Food security: Eating globally." Nature (June 6).

Avery, Dennis. 2012. "Locovore's Dilemma: A Different View on Buying Locally." CFGI Latest News (May 6).

Blogs, websites, etc.

Baker, Mary. 2016. "Book Review: The Locavore's Dilemma." GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide Exploring the truth about GMO's and how they affect our food and environment. (April 6).

"Think Local? Think Again!" Samantha Harper (October 21, 2013).

Charlebois, Gemma. 2013. "A Locavore's Dilemma - A Book Review, Part I." Food System Roundtable (February 27).

Schumilas, Theresa. 2012. "Local is Where. Organic is How. Fair is Who." Garden Party Blog (October 01).

Záborský, Ján. 2012. "Kladivo na potravinárske mýty Recenzia knihy P. Desrochers a H. Shimizuová: The Locavore's Dilemma." eTREND (September 19).

Allen, Wayne. 2012. "Not Necessarily the Good Old Days." Rabbi Wayne Allen, PhD (September 11).

Grove, Colin. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma, by Pierre Desrochers and Hirozo Shimizu." In Search of Humanity (August 11).

Horwitz, Steve. 2012. "Locavores, Droughts, and Famines (and the Market)." Bleeding Heart Libertarians (July 21).

Vijayaraghavan, Akhila. 2012. "Locavorism May Not be the Best Idea." TriplePundit.com (July 3).

Gorman, Maggie. 2012. "'Locavorism': Leading Us Back to the Dark Ages?" The Daily Meal (July 2).

Joyce, Meghan. 2012. "In Defense of Locavorism: Let's Cultivate Our Garden." Meghan Eats Local (July 2).

Christa. 2012. "The locavore's dilemma." University City Public Library Book Challenge (July 1st).

Ladner, Peter. 2012. "Are locavores severely misguided?" Urban Food Revolution (June 25).

Ross, Robert C. 2012. "Some holes in the romantic Locavore view of food." Amazon.com (June 25).

Cowen, Tyler. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma." Marginal Revolution (June 18).

dwhren. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu." dwhren.livejournal.com (June 7).

-. 2012. "Responding to 'The Omnivore's Dilemma'." Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library Reader Advisory Blog (June 7).

Walch, Bob. 2012. "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet by Pierre Desrochers & Hiroko Shimizu." Bookloons.com (June 5).



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